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Facilities Electrical Engineer (Mid-Career/Experienced) - Onsite

Livermore, CA

Job ID: 693526

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About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

  • Extraordinary co-workers

  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are looking for a dedicated and energetic individual to join our Facilities Management team as a Facilities Electrical Engineer (Job Title Electrical Engineer). Our engineering organization has responsibilities in engineering, operations, planning, and project execution. Our fast paced, National Laboratory setting necessitates that the candidate be comfortable with ambiguity and variability of assignment and accept the value of being in a service group. We seek a well-rounded individual, adept at problem solving in a variety of settings.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Develop and/or contribute to development of project studies, plans, schedules, and estimates

  • Lead or be a part of a multi-disciplined group to perform engineering calculations, design construction drawings, and develop specifications for construction packages to meet customer requirements, relevant building codes, environmental regulations, safety regulations, and corporate standards

  • Review plans for constructability and completeness as well as improve cost effectiveness and customer satisfaction

  • Manage construction progress in accordance with design requirements, codes, customer needs, and site standards via interfaces with external, internal, contracted resources, for the completion of construction work in compliance with established site standards, codes, scope, cost, and schedule

  • Assess electrical building and utility systems and site infrastructure issues, conceptualize potential solutions, make recommendations, and provide technical direction for operations, energy efficiency, conservation, and optimization

  • Enhance preventive maintenance procedures, and perform electrical systems asset management surveys

  • Perform as electrical systems single point of contact subject matter expert and provide technical direction to engineering, operations, planning, and project execution.

    This position is onsite, the selected applicant will be expected to work onsite a majority of the time, as the majority of the work needs to be conducted onsite. If the applicant is from out of state, they will be expected to relocate to the assigned site location.

Salary Range:

$113,600 - $221,100

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or other relevant field plus five or more years of relevant experience

  • Experience performing electrical design for various building systems, site electrical distribution, lighting, or other specialized electrical design relevant to modification/sustainment of existing facilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of current national electrical codes as well as State of California Building and energy efficiency codes

  • Ability to manage projects from concept through design, construction, and closeout

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Professional Engineer license (PE) in the State of California or ability to obtain certification within one year of hire

  • Detailed knowledge of electrical industry and ability to produce specifications for bid purposes

  • Ability to think critically and make decisions requiring engineering judgment

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with California Building Codes (CBC)

  • PMP certification from the Project Management Institute or demonstrated ability to manage projects from concept through design and construction

  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization with both internal and external customers

  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to successfully plan, organize, lead, and monitor team efforts to completion

  • Experience with sustainable design and acquiring Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification

  • Knowledge / experience in facilities design, construction, and O&M industry best practices and standards

  • Experience utilizing AutoCAD or similar drafting software

About Our Team:

The Facilities Management organization operates and maintains existing buildings and utilities; modifies, and constructs new buildings; demolishes substandard structures; and provides site services for customers. This includes providing a variety of logistics services including shipping, receiving, hazardous material transportation, mail services, material handling, fleet services, occupant relocations, event setups, corporate storage, and property management. We enable current-day and future mission success through teaming with the mission in strategic planning that establishes priorities and focuses efforts to nurture and advance the capabilities of our facilities, infrastructure, and operations. We strive to accomplish these activities in an efficient, flexible, safe, and cost-effective manner while creating a work environment that helps attract and retain the best employees to support the objectives of both Sandia and the Department of Energy.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 693526

Job Family: FA

Regular/Temporary Position: R

Full/Part-Time Status: F

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in California

  • Close proximity to first-tier universities, Silicon Valley companies, and other top research laboratories and facilities
  • Access to California’s finest public and private schools
  • Vineyards
  • Beaches
  • State Parks
  • Sports – Nearby major league franchises
  • Art haven
  • Proximity to SF Bay Area

Learn more about Life in Livermore, California


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  • Review the Sandia Resume Writing Best Practices Sheet before beginning your application
  • By following the best practices outlined, this ensures that recruiters can accurately determine your qualifications for the position